Transfer Guarantees

Transfer Admission Guarantee Programs

There are a variety of ways to apply and transfer to a 4-year institution. There is no one size that fits all, so connect the transfer team and learn which program and pathway is the best route. 

Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) programs and Associate Degree in Transfer (ADTs) are designed to make transfering from a community college to a 4-year university easier. Requirements for each of these programs/agreements vary.

Associate Degree For Transfer (ADT)

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) is a degree offered at California Community Colleges. To pursue this special transfer degree, rather than a traditional AA or AS degree, connect with a counselor to develop an education plan that puts you on the path toward the ADT degree.

Learn more about ADTs

San Diego State University (SDSU) TAG

San Diego State University TAG program is available to SDSU local service students, with specific majors, and with certain course, unit, and GPA requirements. Please note: A signed agreement is not required for the SDSU TAG.

Please review the resources below for complete details: 

Universities of California (UC) TAG Program

Six University of California (UC) campuses offer guaranteed admission to students from all California community colleges (CCC). Students interested in this program may only apply to one campus under the TAG program, but are still eligible to apply to multiple UC campuses under general admission. 

Interested students must meet campus-specific requirements to qualify for a TAG. By participating in a TAG program, students can ensure their admission to a specific UC campus.

Students must submit an application for their desired TAG program at least one year in advance of transferring. If you are applying for Fall admission/transfer, you must submit your TAG application between September 1-30.

UC San Diego University Link (U-Link) Program

Linking first-year community college students to a program of guaranteed admissions to UCSD.  University Link (U-Link) is your pathway to a premier four-year university by way of community college.   A signed agreement is required for the UCSD U-Link program.

UCSD Path Program

Preparing Accomplished Transfers to the Humanities (PATH) is a collaborative transfer support program between the San Diego Community College District and the University of California, San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities. PATH guides transfer students from City, Mesa, and Miramar Colleges into arts and humanities majors at UC San Diego and includes:

  • Transfer guidance to UC San Diego in an Arts and/or Humanities discipline major
  • Weekly meetings with mentors
  • Participation in career exploration and outreach activities
  • Recurring workshops
  • Arts and Humanities programming
  • No cost to students enrolled in the program!

To learn more visit: Path Program Website

UC Los Angeles TAP (Transfer Alliance Program)

  • Students in the Mesa College Honors Program may benefit from the Honors Transfer Agreement for the UCLA TAP. 
  • UCLA TAP (Transfer Alliance Program) is coordinated through the Mesa Honors Program.
  • Current honors students go through the General Counseling Office to make an appointment with the Honors Counselor, Anthony Ruess.
  • UCLA TAP certification will take place in February 2024.  Please make sure to book an appointment with Honors Counselor Anthnoy Reuss in February to complete the process.

Transfer Dual Admission Program for Recent High School Grads

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